October 28

2019

Exploring new IP landscapes and trends in the EU and Japan

Overview

This seminar will explore trends, opportunities, and challenges faced by IP professionals, especially in in-house positions, when dealing with strategy-related topics about the IPRs they manage such as international patent filings in the EU and Japan, and the dynamics of corporate IP functions in light of the technological development.

Programme

10:00-10:15 Welcome and opening remarks by Mr. Philippe de Taxis du Poet, EU-side General Manager, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, and Mr. Gabriele Lo Monaco, First Secretary, Trade and Economic Section, Delegation of the European Union to Japan

Presentation Sessions

10:15-10:45 Key issues faced by IP owners doing business in the EU
  • Important litigation decisions from across the continent (Sewerin)
  • IP strategy for new technology era (TBC)

Speakers: (TBC) + Mr. Oscar Sewerin, European Patent Attorney, Kransell & Wennborg + Dr. Yoshitaka Sonoda, Patent Attorney, Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property law

10:45-10:50 Q & A
10:50-11:20 Technological development and the impact for leading corporates’ IP
functions
  • Effects on corporate IP team and strategies (Matsuo)
  • Identifying key IP issues and opportunities (Vaario)

Speakers: Jari Vaario, DSc(Tech), Head of Asia IP Business Development, Nokia + Satoshi Matsuo, General Manager, IP Platform Dept. IPD,. Hitachi, Ltd. + Dr. Yoshitaka Sonoda, Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law

11:20-11:25 Q & A
11:25-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:10 Important IP considerations for European and Japanese companies
Speakers: Dr. Yoshitaka Sonoda, Patent Attorney, Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law + Mr. Oscar Sewerin, European Patent Attorney, Kransell & Wennborg
12:10-12:15 Q & A
12:15-12:40 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Mr.Luca Escoffier, Project Manager, EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk – EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

Panelists:
Dr. Yoshitaka Sonoda
Mr. Oscar Sewerin
Mr. Jari Vaario
TBC

12:40-12:45 Closing Remarks by Mr. Luca Escoffier, Project Manager, EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk – EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
12:45-14:00 Networking Lunch

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